Dr Simon Anderson

Dr Simon Anderson

MB ChB, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

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2 specialists

29 years of experience
17 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall

4.97

Bedside Manner

4.97

Explanation

4.96

Top feedback

“Dr Simon Anderson listened intently to my medical history and understood my circumstances. He thoroughly examined my condition and then provided a high level explanation as to how celiac disease can be identified. This was the first time someone had taken seriously my situation. I was astounded by Dr Simon Anderson's intelligence and left the consulting room feeling reassured and positive about my future health. I can't thank him enough and I am very pleased he was recommended by my GP.“
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Subspecialty

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3626056
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    793 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1546 reviews

    About

    Dr Simon Anderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at London Bridge Hospital, and also practises at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. At the renowned London Bridge Hospital, Dr Anderson and his team carry out consultations, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and stomach diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease.

    Dr Anderson graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990. He then underwent higher specialist training at King's College Hospital (Liver Diseases and Intensive Care) and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (Gastroenterology) in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and went on to conduct full-time research at St Thomas' Hospital. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2004. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust in 2006 where he leads an acute general medicine firm.

    His interests include all therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and balloon enteroscopy, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His research interests include techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of small-intestinal disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a lead investigator in a trial of the role of exercise in Crohn's disease and is a co-investigator into the genetics of IBD.

    Patient testimonials highlight Dr Anderson's caring but professional approach with patients. He is also heavily involved in teaching the next generation of doctors, passing on his medical training and skills.

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    Medical procedures

    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastroscopy
    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    • Enteroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Bloating
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Acid Reflux
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Cape Town - 1990 
    • MD - University of London - 2004
    • FRCP
    • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
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    Reviews

    4.97 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Colonoscopy
    42/109
    Endoscopy
    18/109
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    15/109
    Bloating
    11/109
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    11/109
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    7/109
    Crohn’s Disease
    7/109
    Diarrhoea
    7/109
    Autoimmune Diseases
    6/109
    Capsule Endoscopy
    6/109
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    6/109
    Acid Reflux
    5/109
    Gastroscopy
    4/109
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    4/109
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    3/109
    Coeliac Disease
    2/109
    Constipation
    2/109
    Gastroenterology
    2/109
    Gastroparesis
    2/109
    Anal Fistula
    1/109
    Barrett's Oesophagus
    1/109
    Constipation & discomfort
    1/109
    Diet Advice
    1/109
    Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    1/109
    Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    1/109
    FibroScan
    1/109
    Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    1/109
    Gastritis
    1/109
    Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    1/109
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    1/109
    General check up
    1/109
    Gluten Intolerance
    1/109
    Heart Burn
    1/109
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    1/109
    Lactose Intolerance
    1/109
    Liver Disease
    1/109
    Nausea and Vomiting
    1/109
    Persistent on-going throat/oesophagus problems
    1/109
    Post infectious IBS
    1/109
    Post surgery
    1/109
    Rectal Bleeding
    1/109
    Sigmoidoscopy
    1/109
    Ulcertative Colitis
    1/109
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    1/109
    microscopic colitis
    1/109
    non alcoholic fatty liver disease
    1/109
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coeliac Disease Bloating Endoscopy
    Dr Simon Anderson listened intently to my medical history and understood my circumstances. He thoroughly examined my condition and then provided a high level explanation as to how celiac disease can be identified. This was the first time someone had taken seriously my situation. I was astounded by Dr Simon Anderson's intelligence and left the consulting room feeling reassured and positive about my future health. I can't thank him enough and I am very pleased he was recommended by my GP.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Capsule Endoscopy
    Excellent medical opinion delivered in an easy to understand way. He has the best bedside manner I have experienced.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
    Having experienced GERD symptoms and upper abdominal pain, sometimes acute, for a number of years, what I really needed was a thorough investigation and a clear explanation of the findings. Dr Anderson has taken the time to listen, been absolutely thorough in exploring all possible causes of these symptoms, and been very clear and reassuring in explaining the outcomes of diagnostic tests and solutions. Not only is he a highly experienced and eminently competent professional, but his easy manner, humour and empathy made it very easy to undergo a gastroscopy, a procedure about which I was nervous owing to a previous unpleasant experience. I feel very fortunate to have been under the care of Dr Anderson.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Coeliac Disease Bloating Heart Burn
    Dr Anderson was very thoughtful and carefully explained the different possibilities for the pain I was having. I felt reassured and he took the time to patiently answer all my questions, and go over the results of my tests and what they meant. I would highly recommend Dr Anderson!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Capsule Endoscopy Acid Reflux Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    It was a pleasure to speak with Dr Anderson, who not only explained everything clearly, but also made me feel as if all my questions had been answered. He gives off positivity and this is incredibly reassuring!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Acid Reflux
    I have been seeing Dr Simon Anderson for a number of years and have always received fantastic care from him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Excellent service. Dr Anderson was very charming and I was very well looked after. I could not recommend him more highly
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    Dr Anderson was very thorough and helpful, a very nice dr to deal with. Thankyou
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Endoscopy
    I would like to say a big thank you to Dr Anderson for excellent service . Dr Anderson is amassing doctor very kind and professional. Also big thank you to Nursing staff , they are amazing and I was treated with dignity and respect
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Dr Anderson, I couldn’t recommend him enough, time taken even now I can email and let him know my progress and asked questions at the same time and he will come back along with Arlene his secretary, wonderful team.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Terence Wong
    Dr Terence Wong
    Gastroenterology

    26-10-2020

    I've known Simon for over 20 years, and is an excellent opinion on inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel diseases, and capsule endoscopy. I have been referring patients to Simon on a regular basis, always to good effect

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Capsule Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    27-09-2020

    Simon is a highly experienced and dedicated gastroenterologist, and has excellent bedside manner. A pleasure to work with, particularly when managing patients with complex small bowel diseases that require endoscopic procedures.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Bulimia, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Headache, MRSA (meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
    For procedures: Skin Tag Removal, Non-Surgical Facial Cosmesis, Open MRI, Tooth Extraction
    Connection: Is a colleague

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